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Law Clerk II

Posted May 22
Full Time
Washington, District Of Columbia


Leidos is seeking a Law Clerk II to join our Washington, DC team. This is not a remote position. After approximately one month on the job, the selected individual must be able to work onsite at least 2 days a week in Washington, D.C

This position will work to develop and implement Office for Environmental Justice (OEJ) systems for handling public inquiries, inter-governmental inquiries, and information requests under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts. The position will directly interface with the OEJ Director and the OEJ Outreach Specialist to develop outreach and case materials for Department attorneys and professional staff. In addition, the position may be called upon to support the OEJ Director in providing Department leadership with recommendations on legislation, policy positions and public statements relating to environmental justice.

This position reports to the Director of the OEJ who assigns work and provides general guidance in terms of desired results. Assignments are typically completed with a high degree of independence and initiative. Completed work is typically evaluated by the Director for general effectiveness with respect to desired results and adherence to established policies. The Director may report on the quality of the Law Clerk III’s work. Guidance consists of precedents, statutes, the objectives and procedures of the Division, and the overall policies of the Department.

Under The Direction Of The OEJ Director Or Attorney-Advisor, Incumbents Of The Law Clerk III Position May Perform Any Of The Following Assignments

  • Establish systems for addressing inquiries and information requests, based on Microsoft Dynamics applications. Work with Division information technology experts and OEJ staff to develop and update OEJ protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that ensure compliance with Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts and Department policy.
  • Process public inquiries and keep contact lists up to date and accurate. Handle and review responses to FOIA requests involving OEJ for compliance with applicable law and Department policies.
  • With the Outreach Specialist, develop outreach materials for Department case teams, including community outreach templates; outreach SOPs; geographically specific outreach contact lists; and FAQs. Support trainings on outreach for Department personnel. Share resources with Department case teams and solicit feedback, for periodic improvement of materials.
  • With OEJ Attorney-Advisors, conduct legal research and prepare draft legal documents, for use by Department attorneys in particular types of environmental justice cases. Work with the OEJ Director, EO-USA, and the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, EJ and Environmental Issues Subcommittee, to disseminate legal resources to U.S. Attorneys Offices.
  • Conduct complex legal and policy research, to provide support to the OEJ Director as she provides authoritative advice and assistance on policy and legal issues to top agency officials, client agencies, and Department and Division attorneys on environmental justice.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires Law degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least two years of study or, an equivalent level of legal training or experience; or an equivalent level of education.
  • At least two years of progressively more responsible experience on litigation support projects.
  • Proven capabilities and communication skills to successfully interact with clients and attorneys.
  • Sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw.
  • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.
  • Hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources.
  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising teams of legal analysts or assistants.
  • Excellent written and oral communications in interactions with clients and attorneys
  • Experience developing and implementing workflow procedures
  • Experience in developing public and community outreach programs.
  • Interest in environmental justice initiatives is a plus.

This position is covered under the Service Contract Act and is subject to minimum wage requirements as well as the minimum Health and Welfare benefit. Leidos will ensure that all provisions are met through their wages and benefits. The pay for this position will be $45.04/hr.

In 2024, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the seventh consecutive year. We were also ranked #2 on the Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Veterans and #26 on Careers & The Disabled Magazine’s list of Top 50 Employers for the Disabled!

Original Posting Date


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range

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The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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